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Keeping the Impending Deployment of American Marines to Australia in Proper Perspective
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Keeping the Impending Deployment of American Marines to Australia in Proper Perspective

The real implications on global security of troop deployment in northern Australia are relatively minor, and there is little basis for some of the reactions in the United States and around the world, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

On November 16, 2011 President Barack Obama announced that, beginning in 2012, the United States would deploy 250 Marines to bases in northern Australia – eventually growing to 2,500 Marines.  This announcement prompted strong reactions around the globe.

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Authors

Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow

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